The Super-light, Super-strong, Earth-friendly Super-metal
Magnesium is the lightest structural metal and is abundantly available in the earth’s crust and sea water (it’s the ninth most abundant element in the universe by mass). Magnesium is the third most commonly used structural metal, following steel and aluminum. With a density about one-fourth of steel and two-thirds of aluminum, magnesium provides excellent opportunities for lightweight applications in the transportation (land, air, and sea), power-tools, and 3C (computer, communication, and consumer products) industries. With a modulus close to that of human bones and unique bio-resorbability in the human body, magnesium is also emerging as a biomedical material.
Where is magnesium found?
Magnesium is produced from sea water, brines, and magnesium-bearing minerals, which offer unlimited reserves. Due to its widespread natural occurrence and the way it is harvested and processed, magnesium is considered the most eco-friendly and sustainable metal in the world. Magnesium can be 100% recycled, and it dissolves naturally, leaving no trace.